Application for
NIADA Artist Membership

Portfolio Review

Following a successful Part 1 application, the applicant must submit a portfolio for review.

Portfolios will be viewed by all NIADA Artist members for evaluation, those receiving a 
passing score will be notified in late February, and will be asked to 
present their dolls at following annual Conference for PART 3, the final vote.

Deadline for application: January 15 2017

The application needs to include:

Fill out the online form below with

1. A short Artist statement
(up to 300 words) 
about your work and aspirations as a doll artist from a
 personal point of view.

2. Artist membership questionnaire.
Fill out the Artist membership questionnaire

Then Submit your images online using  free file sharing service Wetransfer to

3. Images
One (1) each of five (5) different completed dolls
One image  (1) of an undressed doll
One (1) of the original molds (if reproductive media)
One (1) photo of the artist

Note: Additional high quality photos of any size may be included. Images need to saved as a jpeg, 1000px at the longest length, 200dpi.


Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Website or online portfolio

Artist Statement


Do you have any doll-related work experiences?

Have you exhibited your dolls?

Have your dolls been published in any books or magazines?

Have you won any doll related awards?

How long have you been creating dolls?

How did you get started in dollmaking?

List any art, dollmaking, or collecting organizations to which you belong.?

In what medium do you work?

If you work in reproductive media, do you make your own moulds?

What type of paint do you use? Do you have a preferred painting technique?

Do you make your own wigs? Please describe your process?

Do you make your own accessories? Please describe your process?

Do you make your own clothing? Please detail any help you may have in pattern drafting or construction of clothing?

Do you have assistants? What do they contribute to your work?

Have you designed dolls, toys or other work for commercial manufacture?

How do you sell your dolls? (wholesale, retail, consignment, commissioned work)?

Do you advertise? (if so, where)

Why do you want to be a member of NIADA?